Dr. Hongping Zhao received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University in 2011. Throughout July 2011- July 2017, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. From August 2017 to May 2022, Zhao was an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Ohio State University. Since May 2022, she has been a Professor in ECE.
Wide Bandgap and Ultra-Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Materials and Devices
Dr. Zhao’s research thrust falls under the umbrella of the growth and physics of wide bandgap (WBG) and ultra-wide bandgap (UWBG) semiconductor materials and devices, and the low-dimensional semiconductor nano-materials and devices. Specifically, her research focuses on the metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) of III-nitrides, II-IV-nitrides and III-oxides; low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) of Gallium Oxide (Ga2O3) thin films; and growth of nitride and oxide based semiconductor nanomaterials and structures. The device applications include semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices: transistors, power electronics, light-emitting diodes for solid state lighting, UV photodetectors and solar cells for renewable energy generation, as well as semiconductor nanomaterials and structures for chemical and biomedical sensing, and microelectromechanical/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS).